Spain – Turbo Customers Attended WTCC
Turbomaster, Garrett authorized distributor in Spain, invited 40 customers from all over the country to the World Touring Car Championship Series (WTCC) at the Cheste Circuit in Valencia early September.
2011 WTCC – whose slogan was “Real Cars, Real Racing” – has confirmed the recent adoption of turbocharging technologies for its race. This certainly echoes the downsizing trend pursued by global car manufacturers as global turbo penetration accelerates across all vehicle applications.
This season all teams relied on the 1.6L gasoline engines equipped with homologated GT2560R Honeywell turbos that were specifically designed for Motorsport applications.
All customers invited by Turbomaster had full access to the paddock and had the chance to see how Motorsport turbos were fitted onto the engines. Some of them even had the opportunity to meet the WTCC Sunred team pilots, Pepe Oriola and Gabriele Tarquini and to test a 2.0L turbocharged Seat Leon vehicle with a professional pilot.
Mr. Camarasaltas, Managing Director at Turbomaster, commented: “It’s been an unforgettable day when we had the chance to meet different wholesalers, turbo specialists, performance distributors and journalists in a fantastic motorsports environment.”